Silvercar Expanding to More Cities and Renting Audi SUVs!

My favorite rental car company is hands down Silvercar. They only rent out Audis that are equipped with WiFi, GPS, have free car seats available, and much more. At some of their locations they pick you up and drop you off at the airport terminal, and generally speaking, they make renting cars as easy as possible. However, their biggest limitations are that they aren’t available in every city and they only have one type of vehicle available, the Audi A4.…

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Several Hyatt Properties Pricing at Lower Points + Cash Rates

Hyatt lets you use a combination of points and cash to book award nights if you don’t want to spend all of the points required for a full points award night. This used to be very handy as full award nights didn’t count towards earning elite status and you couldn’t use suite upgrades on pure award nights, but neither of those things are still true as award nights count for both of those purposes. The main function of points +…

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New Promo: Earn Bonus Hyatt Points for Exhale Purchases in NYC

A few months ago, Hyatt announced a partnership with exhale and offered discounts for classes and spa treatments for World of Hyatt members at exhale locations such as Atlanta Midtown, Boston Battery Wharf, Boston Back Bay, Dallas, Miami Downtown, Miami Bal Harbour, Miami South Beach, and New York Flatiron. That discount promotion runs through February 28, 2018, but now there is a new Hyatt bonus points promotion to stack on top of those discounts for the NYC exhale locations. From January…

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Escaping the NYC Snow Storm to Fly to Houston Via Hawaii?!

With the recent epic winter storm in the Northeast, thousands of flights were canceled and airports even shut down due to the snow and wind. Lots of travelers needed to reroute themselves to get home, and in some cases the routings were entertaining. So entertaining in fact that you could fly home on United from Newark to Houston via….Hawaii!

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IHG Award Rates Increase on January 16, 2018

Yesterday I shared the news that hundreds of IHG properties will cost more points in the near future and that the top tier IHG properties will go from 60,000 to 70,000 points per night. A few properties will go down in award cost, but overall the changes are far more bad than good. In total, 499 IHG properties are increasing in price while only 192 are decreasing in price. The increases are by as much as 10,000 points per night while…

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IHG Increasing the Award Cost of Hundreds of Properties in 2018

Hotel loyalty program award chart changes are common, but the number of increases IHG Rewards has done in the last few years is uncommon, and not in a good way. It looks like in 2018 they will increase the number of points required per night from a maximum of 60,000 to a maximum of 70,000, having had a maximum of 50,000 points less than two years ago…

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